212 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HISTORY
1947 - 1974
3rd East 2nd
3rd East 2nd
3rd East 1st
3rd East 1st
3rd East 1st
4th East 1st
4th East 1st
4th East 1st
4th East 2nd
Football-One Championship and Two Runner ups.
Larry Bahr, 61-C-Hwt.
Bill Bulau, 60-C-D-95, 61-C-120,62-C-D-120
Larry Baumgard,63-C-D-R-133, 64-C-133
Steve Baumgard, 63-C-103,64-C-112,65-C-127
Wayne Carrigan, 66-C-D-Hwt.
Kevin Fischer, 74-C-126
Steve Hackbarth, 70-C-Hwt.
Curt Henschke, 67-C-138, 68-C-D-145
Wayne Henschke, 61-D-112, 62-C-112
Duane Hoverstein, 64-C-138
Doug Kadelbach, 64-C-103
Eugene Lehman, 66-C-D-138
Larry Mackey, 60-C-120,61-C-138,62-C-D-R-138
Bruce Markgraf, 66-C-154
Ed Markgraf, 60-C-133
Dave Roiger, 65-C-103,66-C-103,66-C-120
Pat Roiger, 65-C-95,
Burt Schafer, 63-C-154,64-C-154
Dan Schafer, 60-C-154
Wayne Sell, 61-C-127, 62-C-D-127
Del Senst, 61-C-145
Mike Starret, 61-C-D-103, 63-C-127
Del Steinhaus, 60-C-103, 62-C-D-95
Top Five Winning Wrestlers
Pat Roiger, 1964-68 76-23
Steve Baumgardt, 1963-1966 68-17
Bill Bulau, 1958-1962 60-7
Larry Mackey, 1958-1962 59-14
Larry Baumgardt, 1962 -1964 59-14
Curt Henschke, 1965-1968 53-12
Dave Roiger, 1965-1967 51-13
Wayne Ahlbrecht, 62-C-Disc.
John Briese, 57-C-SP
Merle Bryan, 58-C-880, C-D-HJ, 59-C-HJ&880
Leland Buboltz, 61-C-Mile, 62-C-Mile
Cliff Fischer, 55-C-PV, 56-C-PV-LH-HH,
Karlo Fischer, 55-C-100, PV
Kevin Fischer, 71-C-880
Vern Fischer, C-LH
Paul Michelson, 74-C-100 &220, C-D-R-880 Relay
John Hubin, 74-C-440
Tom Hubin, 63-C-D-220, 62-C-HJ
Dan Jakobitz, 74-C-D-R-880 Relay
Denton Jakobitz, 61-C-LH&HH, 62-C-LH
Larry Jakobitz, 67-C-SP&Disc., 68-C-D-SP
Mark Jakobitz, 74-C-D-R-880 Relay
Rollie Jakobitz, 55-C-440
Mark Johnson, 67-C-880
Stuart Johnson, 60-D-R-MR
Ron Koopman, 59-C-PV & LH
Ken Lovald, 58-D-Disc.
Larry Mackey, 62-C-880
Dale Moritz, 53-C-Mile, 54-C-D-Mile
Dave Mueller, 63-C-MR&880Rel.,64-C-440&LJ
Dave Nelson, 53-C-880
Dennis Peterson, 61-C-HJ, 63-C-LH&HJ
Ed Reopke, 59-D-LH,60-C-D-HH,C-D-R-LH,C-D-440
Dale Rettman, 54-C-880. 55-C-880
Glen Rettman,58-C—D-Mile,59-C-D-Mile, 60-C-D-R
Bob Richards, 68-C-D-LJ
Dennis Runke, 66-C-D-HJ
Burt Schafer, 63-C-Mile
Gary Schafer, 59-C-440
Gary Scharmer, 65-C-HJ
Joel Schraan, 73-C-110, 74-C-D-R-880 Relay
Ken Sell, 57-C-440, 58-C-440
Dewey Strande, 55-C-HJ
Ken Walters, 54-C-HJ
Milan Wehking, 55-C-LH
Mike Werner, 63-C-880
C = Conference
D = District
Buffalo Lake All-Conference Selections
Lee Ahlbrecht, 58-HMBB
Wayne Ahlbrecht,60-HMFB, 61FB
Larry Bahr, 59-HMFB, 60-FB
Ron Bahr, 64-HMFB
Larry Baumgardt, 64-FB
Rod Boelke, 49-FB
Merle Bryan, 60-BB
Bob Briese, 54-FB
John Briese, 56-FB,57-FB
Wayne Buboltz, 69-HMFB
Lonnie Carrigan,69-FB, 70-BB
Homer Dodge, 51-HMFB
Mark Dokken, 69-HMFB
Paul Dokken, 71-FB
Brian Fischer, 64-FB
Cliff Fischer, 55-FB,56-FB, 57-HMBB
Karlo Fischer, FB-HM56
Vern Fischer, 52-FB,52-BB,53-BB
John Glaeser, 54-HMBB
Steve Glaeser, 63-FB
Warren Glaeser, 54-HMFB, 55-FB
Steve Hackbarth, 69-HMFB
Roger Hagberg, 50-FB, 51-FB, 51-BB-52-BB
Roger Haller, 71-FB
Dave Hegre, 64-HMFB
Kermit Hillman, 66-FB
Maynard Howe, 53-HMFB
Denton Jakobitz, 61-HMBB, 61-FB, 62-BB
Larry Jakobitz, 66-FB, 67-FB
Mark Jakobitz, 74-FB
Duane Koelin, 51-FB
Randy Kandt, 66-FB
Bruce Karl, 66-FB
Ron Koopman, 58-HMBB
Gary Leske, 56-
Arlen Lovald, 58-HMFB
Ken Lovald, 60-BB
Ron Lovald, 56-BB
John Mons, 69-BB
Dale Moritz, 55-FB
Paul Moritz, 70-FB, 72-FB, 73-FB
Dave Mueller, 62-HMFB, 63-FB,63-BB,64-BB
Rueben Mueller, 52-HMFB
Theo Mueller, 47-FB
Dennie Nielson, 57-HMBB
Dennis Peterson, 62-HMFB,62-BBHM,63-BB
Doug Peterson, 55-FB,56-FB
Norm Renner, 52-FBHM,53-FBHM,54-HMBB
Don Roepke, 62-HMBB
Bob Richards, 66-HMFB
John Richards, 66-HMFB, 67-FB
Tom Richards, 64-FB,65-FB,BB-BB
Bob Schafer, 47-HMFB
Dave Schafer, 58-FB
Jim Schafer, 52-FB
Gary Scharmer, 64-FB
LeRoy Scharmer, 64-HMBB
Dave Schlattman, 65-HMFB, 66-HMFB
Matt Schnickels, 65-BB
Ken Schraan, 72-FB,73-BB
Mark Schultz, 66-FB
Bob Schwart, 66-HMFB
Del Senst, 59-HMFB,60-HMFB,61-HMFB
Bill Sorenson, 47-FB
Craig Sorenson, 70-FB
Tom Sorenson, 52-BB,53-HMBB
Brian Stark, 72-FB, 73-BB
Delos Stark, 49-FB
Mike Starret, 63-HM
Marvin Stuber, 54-FB
Tom Tucker, 50-BB
Tom Uecker, 68-FB
Allen Walters, 51-HMFB
Dick Walters, 48-FB
Milan Wehking,53-HMFB, 54-FB,54-BB,55-BB
Mike Werner, 63-FB
Al Wiehr, 51-FB
Paul Williams, 68-BB,69-BB, 70-BB
HM = Honorable Mention
The Early Years
Theo Mueller (48) was one of the outstanding halfbacks of the late 40’s. He scored 17 touchdowns in 1947.
Lake Baseball Team
Front Row: Jim Ulrich, mgr., Tom Sorenson, Jack Glaeser, Mrv Stuber, Milan Wehking, Dennis Ulrich, Warren Glaeser, mgr.
Second Row: Jim Schafer, Lea Dobberstein, Vern Fischer, Ralph Hagberg, Craig Hartberg, Duane Koelin, Merlin Reinke.
Third Row: Herbert Perry, Dale Rettman, Del Groehler, Rueben Mueller, Ken Walter, Arvid Schmalz, Rollie Jakobitz, Dick Mihm, Coach Marvin Mischke.
Outstanding linemen with Coach Mischke in 1954 were Norm Renner, Ken Bahr and Maynard Howe.
Dale Moritz (55) was the first outstanding distance runner in the 212 Conference. An all around athlete, his best sport was track where he set records in the mile whereever he ran. In 1955, not only did Moritz win the Mile Run in the Conference, District 12, and Region 3 meets, he set records in all of them.
First Row: Managers Lanny Anderson and Dave Schafer.
Second Row: Jim Ulrich, Cliff Fischer, Dale Rettman.
Third Row: Coach Mischke, Dale Moritz, Ken Walters, Milan Wehking, Dewey Strande.
Members of the 1955 Conference Track Champions. Left to Right: Dale Rettman was the conference champion in the 880, Dewey Strande was an outstanding middle distance runner. Milan Wehking was an outstanding High and Low Hurdler. Dale Moritz was the outstanding distance runner in the area for three years.
Buffalo Lake High School's First Wrestling Team
Back Row: Coach Putzier, Ralph Stuber, Dennis Leaunart, Don Schnickles, Alton Laabs, Jerry Combs, Mike Specht, Rollie Schmidt, Ed Markgraf, Ken Fluck, Bob Markgraf.
Before the 212 Conference started tournament wrestling in 1960, John Briese won the 175 pound class in the District 12 and Region 3 Tournament. Coach Bob Putzier started wrestling at BLHS in 1956.
1961 Bison Wrestling Team in their new uniforms. Wayne Henschke (95), Mike Starret (103), Del Steinhaus (112), Wayne Sell (12), Larry Mackey (138) and Larry Bahr (Hwt.). On the right is new Coach Dick Maertz.
Pictured with new wrestling coach, Wally Ness, are Bill Bulau, Larry Mackey, Roger Bullert, Del Senst, and Wayne Sell.
1963 record setting 880 Yard Relay team. Left to Right: Tom Hubin, Dave Mueller, Tom Richards and Gary Mons ran a 1.35.6 in the finals of the District 12 Meet. Head Track Coach Paul Soberg is on the right.
1960 Bison Cheerleaders: Front, Mary Bryan,Second Row: Carol Glaeser and Sandra Johnson. Back Row:Veronica Anderson and Patty Glaeser.
1967 Bison Region 3 Qualifiers: Pat Roiger (112), Dave Roiger (120, Dean Simpson (133), Curt Henschke (138) and Doug Kadelbach (145).
Back Row: Dave Skolberg (138) Sacred Heart, Curt
Henschke (145) Buffalo Lake, Mark Miller (154) Hector, Doug Thompson (165)
Renville, Glen Hopman (175) Bird Island, Mike Knudson (Hwt) Sacred Heart.
212 Runner Up:
Front Row: Coach Mortenson, Mike Richards, Tom Uecker, Brian Kaatz, Tom Haas, Coach Larson.
Middle Row: Wayne Buboltz, Chuck Schlattman, Brad Michelson, Arvin Vorback, Dave Runke, Brian Stark, Brent Linaman, Curt Rath, Paul Dokken, John Fluhrer.
Back Row: Scott Scharmer, Greg Bleck, Dick Fischer, Dave Stark, Phil Willians, Paul Williams, Lonnie Carrigan, Kim Kapping, John Hubin, Kevin Fischer, Mark Dokken, Delwin Schroeder.
The Richards Brothers were outstanding all around athletes for Buffalo Lake High School in the mid 1960’s. Left to Right: Tom (65), Bob (66), and John (67) were among the best half-backs in the 212 Conference during their time at BHS. They also excelled in basketball, baseball and track.
Larry Jakobitz (68) was one of the outstanding linemen in the 212 conference in 1967 and 1968. He was a two time all conference selection in 1967 and 1968. He also excelled in basketball and set school records in the shot put.
Twin brothers, Paul and Phil Willians,were 6’5 forwards on the successful basketball teams of the late 1960’s. Paul (on the floor) scored over 1400 points in his career. Phil (53) was also a standout player. Both boys were four sport athletes at BLHS.
Paul Moritz (74)was a three time 212 All Conference selection a linemen. He is the only football player to make The All Conference team as a Freshman in 1970.
1974 880 Yard Relay Team. Left to Right: Paul Michelson, Joel Schraan, Dan Jakobitz, and Mark Jakobitz placed 4th in the State Meet in the 880 Yard Relay. The 1974 team went undefeated through out the year and won the 212 Conference, District 12 and Region 3 track meets. They set records in the Conference and District meets.
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